Aquafina Purified Drinking Water
sold by PepsiCo, Inc.
State purchasedAverage gradeMeets state labeling laws?
California
(3 labels assessed)
D no
Michigan D n/a
Tennessee D n/a
Wisconsin D n/a
District of Columbia
(2 labels assessed)
D n/a


n/a = not assessed

LABEL Full information on label & website? ADVANCED TREATMENT? GRADE
SOURCE PURIFICATION TESTING

2010 summary

D

2009 summary

D

LABEL 1
Aquafina Purified Drinking Water Label
District of Columbia, Michigan, Tennessee

D

LABEL 2
Aquafina Purified Drinking Water Label
District of Columbia, Wisconsin

D

LABEL 3
Aquafina Purified Drinking Water Label
California

F

LABEL 4
Aquafina Purified Drinking Water Label
California

D

LABEL 5
Aquafina Purified Drinking Water Label
California

D

WATER SOURCE
Label information: Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5:
"originates from public water sources"
Website information: "originates from public waters sources"
PURIFICATION METHOD
Label information: Labels 1 & 5:
"purified through a rigorous, seven-step purification process called HydRO-7… HydRO-7 Purification. Reverse Osmosis"

Labels 2 & 3 & 4:
"purified through a rigorous, seven-step purification process called HydRO-7"
Website information: "purified through a rigorous, seven-step process called HydRO-7™. This is a state-of-the-art process that includes reverse osmosis and other filtering and purification methods."
TESTING CONDUCTED
What information is on the label? Labels 1 & 2 & 3:
Not Listed

Labels 4 & 5:
"For questions or information on water quality 800-433-2652."
Is the water quality report online? No
What tests were conducted? None Listed
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the labelLabel 1:
Pure water. Perfect taste. Aquafina is purified water. It originates from public water sources and is then purified through a rigorous, seven-step purification process called HydRO-7. This state of the art process removes substances most other bottled waters leave in. So the only thing you taste in your water... is water. Aquafina. Pure water. Perfect taste. Every time. For more information about our purification process, visit www.aquafina.com. For questions or comments, call 1-800-433-2652.

Label 2:
Pure water. Perfect taste. Aquafina originates from public water sources and is then purified through a rigorous, seven-step purification process called HydRO-7, which removes substances like sodium most other bottled waters leave in. Product questions? call 1-800-433-2652.

Label 3:
Pure water. Perfect taste. Aquafina originates from public water sources and is then purified through a rigorous, seven-step purification process called HydRO-7, which removes substances like sodium most other bottled waters leave in. Product questions? call 1-800-433-2652. On average, our new 500 ml Eco-Fina Bottle uses 50% less plastic than our 2002 bottle, saving 75 million pounds of plastic each year. For more information, go to www.aquafina.com

Label 4:
Pure water. Perfect taste. Aquafina originates from public water sources and is then purified through a rigorous, seven-step purification process called HydRO-7, which removes substances like sodium most other bottled waters leave in. On average, our new 500 ml Eco-Fina Bottle uses 50% less plastic than our 2002 bottle, saving 75 million pounds of plastic each year. For more information, go to www.aquafina.com

Label 5:
Pure water. Perfect taste. Aquafina is purified water. It originates from public water sources and is then purified through a rigorous, seven-step purification process called HydRO-7. This state-of-the-art process removes substances most other bottled waters leave in. So the only thing you taste in your water ... is water. Aquafina. Pure Water. Perfect Taste. Every time. For more information about our purification process, visit www.aquafina. com. HydRO-7 Purification. Reverse Osmosis. Bottled by Bottling Group LLC, Hayward, CA 94545.
Green claims/donationsLabel 1:
Website: Make a Difference. Make more with less. One the phone: If you still have a landline, make sure you're using a corded phone. Because they don't need to spend any time in a recharging cradle like their cordless counterpart, corded phones cut down on energy use by over 50%. In the kitchen: Next time you want to heat up a TV dinner or a leftover casserole, use a toaster oven instead of a conventional oven. As long as it's got enough room for air to circulate around it, the smaller appliance will consume about 50% less energy. Shopping: Next time you get the urge to shop, grab your laptop and browse the online aisles. Shipping a 10-pound package overnight by air uses nearly 50% less fuel than you'd use going to and from the mall. Do even more by opting for ground shipping which uses about 20% less energy than air shipping. Dish washing: Cleaning up after your holiday feast, try filling your wash and rinse basins with water and cleaning by hand. You'll use 50% less water than a dishwasher. Energy Waste: When it's time for a new clothes dryer, consider switching to one that's gas fired. It uses 50% less energy (including the gas) than an electric one and dries clothes 40% faster. (Plus many more "tips")

WATER QUALITY REPORT (WQR)
Is the WQR available online? No
What is contained in the WQR? Labels 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5:
No WQR available
Does WQR available provide comparable information to municipal WQR? No

DATA SOURCE(S)
Label purchase location(s) (date):Label 1:
  • Walmart, Manchester, TN (20-Apr-10)
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (Apr-10)
  • Kroger, Harper Woods, MI (Feb-10)


Label 2:
  • Information Not Available, Washington, DC (Apr-10)
  • Speedway Gas Station, Beloit, WI (Mar-10)
  • Sam's Club, Kenosha, WI (7-Mar-10)


Label 3:
  • Information Not Available, Los Angeles, CA (Mar-10)


Label 4:
  • Super A Foods, Rosemead, CA (05-Mar-10)


Label 5:
  • BevMo, Redwood City, CA (13-May-10)
  • Mollie Stone's, Palo Alto, CA (15-Sep-10)

Official website:www.aquafina.com

LABEL 1: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 4.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 2: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 1.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.0 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 3.5 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws?
Final Grade

D


LABEL 3: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 1.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 0.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 0.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 2.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 2.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: no information on label about where to get additional water quality information
Final Grade

F


LABEL 4: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 1.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 2.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 3.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 3.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: only provides one means of contacting the company for more information on water quality; water quality report was not available through the contact printed on the label
Final Grade

D


LABEL 5: SCORE/GRADE DETAILS
Information Provided Label Website Total  
Water source 1.0 / 2.0 0.5 / 1.0 1.5 / 3.0 Grade Key
A: 8.6-10.0
B: 6.9-8.5
C: 5.0-6.8
D: 2.9-4.9
F:-2.0-2.8
Purification method 2.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 1.0 3.0 / 3.0
Testing conducted 1.0 / 1.0 0.0 / 2.0 1.0 / 3.0
Thorough water quality report? +0.0 / 1.0
Compliant with state law? -0.8 / 1.0
Basic, unknown, or no treatment -0.0 / 1.0
Total 4.0 / 5.0 1.5 / 4.0 4.8 / 10.0
Advanced treatment advanced treatment used
Meets state labeling laws? out of compliance with california regulation: only provides one means of contacting the company for more information on water quality; water quality report was not available through the contact printed on the label
Final Grade

D